Toyota C-HR review

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Toyota C-HR
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13 Nov 2016 20:00 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 12:52

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It’s a bit unfair, really. The Nissan Qashqai gets all the plaudits for kicking off the small SUV craze when Toyota arguably did so more than a decade earlier with the original RAV4.

The modern day RAV4 is a much larger and dumpier beast, however, which is where the Toyota C-HR comes in. It’s roughly the same size as its main rivals, the aforementioned Qashqai and the Seat Ateca. However, it isn’t as roomy in the back as those cars (blame the sleek roofline) and costs a bit more to buy.

More positively, if you’re a company car driver the Hybrid version will keep your tax bills low and even the entry-level Icon model gets you a generous amount of standard equipment.

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Read on over the next few pages to find out if the Toyota C-HR is the car for you, how it compares with its main rivals and which engines and trims make the most sense.

 

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There are 4 trims available for the C-HR hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
Icon
This is our favourite. That’s partly because the posher trims get quite pricey, but mainly because you get all of the must-haves as standard, including dual-zone climate control, 17in alloys, autom...View trim
Fuel Petrol/Electric Hybrid, Petrol
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£21,880
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Design
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
Fuel Petrol, Petrol/Electric Hybrid
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£24,165
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Excel
Worth a look if you love life’s luxuries. Upgrading to mid-level Excel trim adds sat-nav, bigger wheels, heated front seats and part-leather seats over entry-level Icon, but pushes up the price con...View trim
Fuel Petrol/Electric Hybrid, Petrol
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£25,600
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Dynamic
Too pricey to recommend. Yes, you get plenty of luxuries, such as LED headlights and metallic paint as standard, but we’d strongly advise sticking with one of the cheaper trim levels....View trim
Fuel Petrol/Electric Hybrid, Petrol
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£26,375
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